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RMB: New Books for Spring 2015

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Armchair traveller? Weekend warrior? Hardcore adventure enthusiast? You'll find inspiration in RMB's books for spring 2015. Hike, climb, scramble, and cycle with memoirs and guidebooks that will motivate you, and books on the environment that will inform you. Think outside! Get outside!
A Purpose Ridden

A Purpose Ridden

edition:eBook
also available: Paperback

In the summer of 1996, a father and his 13-year-old son embarked on a 3400 km bicycle tour across Canada. Affectionately known as “Manhood Training,” this unique bonding experience became the inspiration for Ryan Correy to break away from convention and turn a passion for cycling into his purpose in life.

The world’s most extreme cycling challenges serve as an evolving proving ground for the young rider – including self-doubt on a solo tour to Arizona after high school, falling asleep and …

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A Youth Wasted Climbing

A Youth Wasted Climbing

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Shortlisted for the 2015 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival award for Mountain & Wilderness Literature.

 

David Chaundy-Smart took it as a compliment when his high school vice-principal told him he was wasting his youth by climbing. Here, he tells the story of how he and his brother, Reg, spent the last years of the 1970s fighting suburban boredom to become, in the words of renowned climbing historian Chic Scott, “one of the leading figures in Ontario rock climbing throughout the 1980s.”

 

Wi …

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Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies – 3rd Edition

Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies – 3rd Edition

edition:Paperback

Having sold more than 40,000 copies of previous editions, this authoritative climbing guide has been completely revised, updated and redesigned for a whole new generation of mountaineers.

 

The original edition of Scrambles in the Canadian Rockies, published by RMB in 1991, started a scrambling craze in the Canadian Rockies. No longer was reaching the top of those breathtaking peaks limited only to technical climbers; strong hikers with a sense of adventure found that they too could reach the top …

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Saving Farmland

Saving Farmland

The Fight for Real Food
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

When Nathalie Chambers and her husband, David, first took over Madrona Farm, 27 acres on southern Vancouver Island with a deep history, they never thought their small-scale agricultural business would blossom into an international political act. As pressures from heirs, land developers and industrial farmers grew alongside their rows of organically produced food, the Chambers took action. Considered by many to be revolutionary and by some to be rebellious, their story opened many eyes to the fut …

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The Real Thing

The Real Thing

The Natural History of Ian McTaggart Cowan
as told by Briony Penn
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Winner of the 2016 Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize and the inaugural Mack Laing Literary Prize. Shortlisted for the 2016 Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prizes.

 

The Real Thing is the first official biography of Ian McTaggart Cowan (1910–2010), the “father of Canadian ecology.” Authorized by his family and with the research support and participation of the University of Victoria Libraries, Briony Penn provides an unprecedented and accessible window into the story of this remarkable naturalist. …

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Sport Climbs in the Canadian Rockies – 7th Edition

Sport Climbs in the Canadian Rockies – 7th Edition

edition:Paperback

With over 15,000 copies of previous editions sold internationally, this completely revised and updated new edition is now in full colour and destined to remain the bestselling guide to one of the world’s most stunning mountaineering hotspots.

 

Originally published in 1995, Sport Climbs in the Canadian Rockies continues to be the quintessential guidebook that both local and visiting climbers reach for when travelling to Western Canada. Featuring over 2,300 routes located throughout the Bow Valle …

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Active Vancouver

Active Vancouver

A Year-round Guide to Outdoor Recreation in the City's Natural Environments
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Active Vancouver offers the reader a variety of pursuits—cycling, trail running, hiking, snowshoeing, paddling, walking, and nature treks—all within a day trip of Vancouver, British Columbia, one of the most vibrant urban regions in the world for access to recreational green space.

 

The myriad activities featured in this unique guidebook are for locals and tourists alike who have beginner to intermediate skills in each sport. Here you’ll find all the year-round information needed to plan a …

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The David Thompson Highway Hiking Guide – 2nd Edition

The David Thompson Highway Hiking Guide – 2nd Edition

edition:Paperback

A classic, full-colour guide to one of Alberta’s most spectacular and underrated wilderness areas, The David Thompson Highway Hiking Guide continues to introduce adventurous tourists and locals to the heart of the Canadian Rockies.

 

Another of RMB’s bestselling hiking books, The David Thompson Highway Hiking Guide, has been completely revised, updated and redesigned for outdoor enthusiasts interested in experiencing a wide variety of easily accessible trails through stunning landscapes in wes …

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